Farming and Primary Production

6 courses

Wool courses

Shearing is a classic part of Australian culture. It's been depicted in artworks, films and music. Shearers, handlers, pressers and classers are es...

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  • Statement of Attainment Basic Sheep Shearing

    900-83126

    Start your sheep shearing adventure by learning how to handle, catch, position and crutch sheep as a beginner. Whether you're new or revisiting, this course imparts safe crutching methods, underscores animal welfare, and highlights teamwork in the shearing shed.

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  • Statement of Attainment Novice Sheep Shearing

    900-83128

    Begin your shearing journey or develop and refine your shearing at a novice level. Whether you're a new or returning student, this course will teach you safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.

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  • Statement of Attainment Improver Sheep Shearing

    900-83125

    Fine-tune your existing sheep-shearing skills and take your shearing career to the next level with this short course. Learn humane handling and shearing techniques that will help you quickly, easily and safely shear more sheep per day.

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  • Certificate II Shearing

    AHC21316-01

    If you have little to no experience in shearing, then this intensive two-week course is the perfect step into the industry. Practise in a real farm environment with live sheep as you learn safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.

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  • Certificate II Wool Handling

    AHC21416-01

    Make your mark in the wool industry with an entry-level qualification to get you working in a shearing shed or a wool-classing program. Start your career as a roustabout or shearing shedhand as you learn to pen sheep and handle wool.

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  • Certificate IV Wool Classing

    AHC41316-01

    Develop the skills to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in wool handling and wool clip preparation and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.

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Wool course information

There are so many ways to study at TAFE NSW. You can choose an option that suits your learning style and lifestyle.

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Who is a wool course good for?

You're a hard worker who likes animals. Penning sheep is a workout, and so is shearing and pressing wool into bales. Luckily you're pretty fit and don't mind a bit of hard labour. You like working as a part ...

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Wool career paths

Investing your time and energy into a wool course provides you with several great career options to choose from:

  • Novice shearers are entry-level workers in the industry. Novice ...
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How do I enrol?

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If your course has no entry requirements, you can enrol directly. If there are entry requirements, you will need to apply to be accepted for a position in the course.

  1. Go to the TAFE NSW website to view the course you are interested in
  2. Check if there are any entry requirements, as you may be asked to supply additional information
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